Win 7 Internet Security 2013

Win 7 Internet Security 2013 Description

Type: Adware

As 2013 approaches, PC security researchers have started to receive reports of attacks involving 2013 versions of known rogue security software. One of these is Win 7 Internet Security 2013. One of the features that characterize Win 7 Internet Security 2013 is that Win 7 Internet Security 2013 can switch depending on the victim's operating system. Win 7 Internet Security 2013 targets computers with the Windows 7 operating system. However, computer users using the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system will receive attacks from rogue security programs with names such as XP Internet Security 2013 or Vista Internet Security 2013. However, despite the different names, the only differences between Win 7 Internet Security 2013 and these variants are slight cosmetic changes to the fake security program's interface.

Win 7 Internet Security 2013 is one of the many variants of an extensive family named FakeRean that includes such previous versions of this fake security program as Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015. However, despite their different names, all of these fake security applications are essentially the same basic scam, a scam that involves the use of rogue security software to persuade inexperienced computer users that the purchase of an expensive upgrade is really necessary.

Rogue security software scams have been around for several years and are quite common. Win 7 Internet Security 2013 is designed to cause alarming error messages on the victim's computer. These will be designed to alarm the computer user, giving the impression that the victim's computer is severely infected with malware. Trying to fix these supposed virus and Trojan infections with the help of Win 7 Internet Security 2013 results in additional error messages claiming that the victim will have to upgrade to an expensive 'full version' of Win 7 Internet Security 2013. By doing this, it places your credit card information in the hands of criminals as well as being a waste of money.

The most common sources of Win 7 Internet Security 2013 infections include malicious email attachments and fake video codec downloads from unsafe websites. By using a real, powerful anti-malware scanner to monitor your online activity and avoid the download of any unknown files, it can protect you from becoming a victim of Win 7 Internet Security 2013 or similar malware infections.

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The following messages associated with Win 7 Internet Security 2013 were found:
Tracking software found!
Your PC activity is being monitored. Possible spyware infection. Your data security may be compromised. Sensitive data can be stolen. Prevent damage now by completing a security scan.
Win 7 Internet Security 2013 Alert
System hacked!
Unknown programs is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!

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